Why You Should Submit Form FAM-031 Request For Default Setting
There are reasons you want to file a FAM-031 when submitting your final California divorce judgment to the court. The main reason is that if you submit the divorce judgment to the court and they have questions, all they can do is reject your judgment and send it back to you asking you to set the matter for a hearing called a default setting.
If you submit it, even if the court does not need it, they won’t set the default hearing, they will just approve the judgment. But submitting the FAM-031 just in case could save you several months in processing time.